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Intertwined

mid spring vase of flowers from my garden

It’s been a while since I’ve joined in on ‘In a Vase On Monday’ but this morning after a few hours of sun to dry off yesterday’s rain I decided I needed to make time before spring gives way to summer.

Cathy from Rambling In The Garden started ‘In A Vase On Monday’ to share what’s in the garden year round and invites readers to share their vase or jam jar arrangements too in the comments section of her Monday blog post! (or hashtag #inavaseonmonday to your photo on Instagram)

It’s inspiring seeing other peoples arrangements, read about their gardens and the reminder that my spring is someone else’s autumn. It’s also a lovely way to take a moment out and slow down!

For this vase I wanted to recreate the part of the garden I’d gathered from – the pink climbing rose  was a house warming present and now clambers up a verandah post and tangles with the lilac and the Chinese snowball tree all intertwined with a white clematis. Near by the apple tree is in blossom and an old cécile brünner rose bush has it’s first flush of pink buds.

vase flower detail

clematis

I’ve been designing new Spring dresses for the Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe too and you can see a special one I designed with daphne, hellebores, jonquils and plum blossom gracing the cover of the online Spring edition of OnTrend Bridal magazine!

Lilac Time

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

My patchwork hedge hides my house from the street and there is a gate each end with steps leading to a half circle path that takes you to the front door. Depending on which direction you’re venturing out in (or returning from) can be the deciding factor of which gate to take or it may just be chosen on a whim.

Now last weeks rain has cleared and the sunshine has returned the lilacs in the hedge are flowering and the sweet scent greets you at the gates – it is at this time of the year I think the front garden is at it’s most magical.

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

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